Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast where he lectured Americans on criticizing the Islamic State. He doesn’t want Americans to wag their fingers at ISIS for executing, crucifying, and setting people on fire, because of what Christianity did over a thousand years ago during the Inquisition.
“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” President Obama said.
Glenn did not like these comments one bit, but couldn’t blame him. After all, the President’s upbringing and own experience at church are very different than the average American.
“Mr. President, I’m tired of being lectured on who we are. You don’t know who we are. You listen to Jeramiah Wright for years and years and years and he certainly is not a preacher of love and peace and contentment. I’m tired of being lectured and told who we are. I know exactly who we are. You are the one out of touch with the mainstream of America. You have no idea who we really are. You have this weird, warped, distorted, almost ‘Grimms Fairy Tales’ of who Americans are. And it comes quite honestly from your mother, from the dreams of your father, from Frank Marshall Davis and all those that you were surrounded by growing up. It’s not your fault. I don’t know how you could have a different point of view, having the lifestyle and the friends that you have had. Your entire life.”
“You grew up offshore, then you moved to Hawaii. You were surrounded by radicals and communists your whole life. I understand. Then you — go to Jeramiah Wright’s church and you spend 10 years there being indoctrinated there and being reinforced on what an evil country we are. I get it. I know who you are. Please, Mr. President, stop telling me who I am, because you have no idea. You’ve never spent any time with people like us.”
Glenn also took issue with the way the President excused the behavior by shifting blame to other religions.
“Mr. President, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, we’ve had a reformation since then,” Glenn said. “If you’re trying to equate this and say, ‘hey, other people did this’, are you just saying we should just let it burn itself out and we shouldn’t judge? Or would you have been one of the people during the reformation standing up and saying, lead the charge against this terror? Would you have been a Martin Luther? Would you have had the balls to put up on the church doors a manifesto saying you must change? Or would you have said, ‘hey, hey, hey, hey, that has nothing to do with Christianity. Hey, hey, hey, hey, don’t — don’t — now, let’s listen to them. Where did they come from? Where did the Grand Inquisitor come from? What is his childhood like? What is he actually saying? How have we offended the Grand iInquisitor? Have we done something to make them want us, to torture us, to put us on a rack, to tear our fingernails out? What have we done? We should self-examine.'”
“Your argument makes no sense,” he concluded.
Watch the full argument below: